Lithuania - Labour Code after all finalised - June 30, 2017

The Seimas (the parliament) passed the amendments to the Labour Code, which comes into force on 1 July 2017. The Bill was signed by the country’s presidency on 14 June 2017. An earlier version of the Bill was vetoed by the presidency. After the government and the trade unions agreed to improve the code, the parliament decided to override the earlier president's veto. Critics still warn that the new Code will make it easier for employers to dismiss employees.

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